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The Oakroom Restaurant Review: The elegant Seelbach is one of the city’s grand hotels. It opened in 1905 and has hosted the famous and the infamous, from The Duchess of York to Al Capone. F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed here and the Seelbach is mentioned by name in his signature novel, “The Great Gatsby.” The hotel’s original billiards room, paneled in dark oak, has for decades been the setting for one of Louisville’s finest restaurants, featuring professional service and a notable wine cellar. Utilizing local ingredients, the menu changes with the seasons. Among first courses may be scallop with soubise and Champagne sabayon, and a blue cheese panna cotta with ham. Mains might range from a duo of pork to beef rib-eye paired with mustard greens, salsify and parsnip. End a rich meal with the light crème brûlée served with one of the hotel’s privately selected bourbons. For a special dinner, indulge in the seven-course tasting menu that matches each dish with a carefully selected wine.